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Position Title: Health Service Assistant – Ward 9b, Intensive Care (Wakari Hospital)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Casual Position
Date Posted: 23/06/2020
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: 063404
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Health Service Assistant – Ward 9b, Intensive Care

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

  • Two Casual roles “as and when required”
  • Do you have an interest in making a real difference in the lives of others within the mental health sector?


About the Southern DHB

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.


About the Team

The Adult Intensive Care Mental Health Inpatient Unit at Wakari Hospital provides care within a range of different settings and environments and is looking to recruit a Health Service Assistant on a casual basis.  This role will see you assist the registered staff with care of consumers within the service.


About You / About the role

Our Health Service Assistants are key team members who assist our nursing and allied health staff to ensure an effective and efficient service.  As an Assistant working in Mental Health you’ll need to have a positive attitude and good communication skills, be able to take direction and work well as part of the team. 

Our ideal applicant will be confident in providing support and assisting patients; display initiative; be patient focussed at all times, and be able to adapt to a changing environment.  Computer literacy is essential and experience working with people in the health sector is an advantage.

Applicants should also note that a full driver’s licence is a requirement for this position.

We look forward to hearing from you if you feel that this is a role in which you would shine and working on an as and when required basis suits your lifestyle.


The Location

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date: Tuesday 30 June 2020

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

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